SNUBA® (=snorkel + scuba) adds the gift of breathing underwater to the ease of snorkeling—without scuba diving’s heavy, technical gear and long training. The beauty of tropical sea life opens up as you enter a realm once limited to certified divers. After only 15 minutes of instruction, follow a Cabo Expeditions expert guide into the wonders of the Sea of Cortez.
Come on down! Discover the undersea beauty of the Sea of Cortez—without being a certified diver. SNUBA® gives you the ease of snorkeling plus the ability to breathe underwater, without cumbersome scuba equipment.
Many sea creatures just don’t come up to the surface within easy sight of a surface snorkeler. You don’t have to dive deep—even the easy 10, 20 or 30 feet down you can go with SNUBA® gives you a perspective you can’t imagine from sea level.
Every day is different under the sea. One day you might see butterfly fish and angelfish nibbling at coral heads. Another day a hawkfish might be spying at you from a shady hideout. It takes a good eye to spot an octopus, but moray eels are easy to recognize. You could see rays grazing on mollusks in the sandy sea floor. Or garden eels sticking their necks out. A big school of jacks or scads might blow by like undersea weather.
Follow a crunching sound to behold a turquoise parrotfish. Look closely for the little things, too – you could spy the brilliant finery of a little sea slug flipping by. Whatever you see today, it’ll be different tomorrow!
The way SNUBA® works is simple: instead of carrying your air supply on your back, you breathe through a long hose connected to a tank at the surface. You can’t go any deeper than the hose allows, so there’s no worry about getting “the bends” and other concerns that scuba divers deal with.
You wear a mask and flippers the same as for snorkeling. After about 15 minutes’ training session, you follow your Cabo Expeditions guide to encounter amazing tropical marine life. Total time underwater is about 30 minutes. Afterward, enjoy refreshments and if time allows, use our regular snorkeling equipment or relax on the beach.
This is one of those things to do in Cabo that you don’t want to miss. Our private platform is located in a sheltered area just minutes from the pier.
SNUBA® at ESPIRITU SANTO
For a richer experience, add SNUBA® to your Espiritu Santo adventure. We’ll take you to the remote and mysterious Espiritu Santo Island from the quiet seaside port of La Paz.
Mexico is proud to count Espiritu Santo Island in the Sea of Cortez among its many protected nature preserves. Your Sea Trek® experience in this area will immerse you in a protected habitat for countless marine creatures.
Whether diving La Paz or snorkeling La Paz, birders love the island’s canyon wrens, pelicans, hummingbirds, and magnificent frigatebirds. See life defying the desert with gangly cardon cacti, wild figs, and a black rabbit unique to the island.
The island is most famous for the sea lion rookery at Los Islotes, a favorite place for snorkeling with sea lions. A colony of the furry, athletic swimmers raises their curious and playful pups here. No one who has snorkeled with sea lions forgets this up-close-and-personal encounter.
TOUR DURATION: Approximately 3 hours
Great for beginners and those with no prior diving experience. You need basic swimming skills to fully enjoy the tour.
We require a minimum of 2 persons to run the tour and we can accommodate up to 12 persons at a time.
You will check-in and depart directly from our reservations office located at Plaza de la Danza along the main boulevard by the marina, and next to Dairy Queen.
A garden needs sunlight, water and fertilizer. The sun-blessed Sea of Cortez has strong currents washing over a rugged seafloor with four underwater “grand canyons.” The turbulence stirs up nutrients to feed microscopic plankton, the basic food group for all marine life, from whales to sponges. This rich food source has made the Sea of Cortez “the world’s aquarium,” according to Jacques Cousteau.